Guests: Ron Fournier, Sam Stein
On the first day of the Democratic National Convention, the party is trying to project a message of unity after a divisive nomination process. The tonight’s theme — United Together. Winning over Bernie Sander’s supporters remains one of Hillary Clinton’s major challenges. Sanders is scheduled to speak this evening. This hour, we’ll discuss the messaging and mood at the DNC, Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine, and what the speaker lineup says about the Democrats’ strategy. Marty’s guests are RON FOURNIER, senior political columnist at the National Journal and SAM STEIN, senior politics editor for The Huffington Post, and DOMENICO MONTENARO, lead editor for politics at NPR. Then, halfway through two solid weeks of convention coverage, we’ll step into the neighborhood for a few minutes. We sent Radio Times producer Elizabeth Fiedler to North Philly to talk with residents about politics, the last 8 years, crime, and the anti-violence song the group recently released.